5499 reward, divine

5499 reward, divine

God’s dealings with people are always in harmony with his grace and his justice, hating evil and loving good. No gift of God is on the basis of merit, but on the basis of his faithfulness to his promises.

God’s reward is in harmony with his character

His graciousness Ro 4:4-5 See also Ps 103:10; Mt 20:14-15; Lk 17:7-10; Ro 11:6-7; Eph 2:8-10

His justice Ro 2:6-11 See also Dt 28:1-2 blessings for obedience; Dt 28:15 curses for disobedience; Ps 19:9-11; Ps 62:12; Pr 13:21; Pr 14:14; Jer 17:10; Jer 32:19; 1Co 3:8; 2Co 9:6; Gal 6:7-9; Eph 6:8; Col 3:25

The reward of the ungodly

Ro 6:23 See also Ex 20:5; Dt 7:9-10; Pr 22:22-23; Isa 13:11; Isa 26:21; Isa 59:18; Isa 65:6-7; Isa 66:6; Eze 7:4; Eze 9:10; Eze 11:21; Hos 9:7; Zep 1:12; 2Th 1:6; Heb 2:1-2

The reward of the godly

God’s treatment of the righteous Ro 8:17-18 See also Ex 19:5; Ru 2:12; 2Sa 22:25 pp Ps 18:20 pp Ps 18:24; 1Ki 3:14; 2Ch 15:7; Ps 19:9-11; Ps 58:11; Pr 11:18,28; Pr 13:21; Pr 19:17; Pr 31:31; Isa 62:10-12; Jer 31:16; Mt 5:12; Lk 6:34-35; 1Co 2:9-10; Jas 1:25

The example of Jesus Christ Php 2:8-11 See also Heb 12:2-3

Apparent unfair treatment of the godly Ps 73:13-14 See also Job 1:1; Job 2:11-13; Job 9:29-31; Isa 49:4; Hab 1:12-13; Mt 5:10; 2Ti 3:12

See also

1055God, grace & mercy
1075God, justice of
2057Christ, obedience
2336Christ, exaltation
2339Christ, example of
5482punishment
5522servants, work conditions
5882impartiality
8265godliness
8437giving talents
8454obedience to God
9413heaven, inheritance

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